Mario E. Favila

Mario E. Favila
Institute of Ecology INECOL | INECOL · Ecoetología

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Introduction
Mario E. Favila currently works at the Institute of Ecology INECOL, Mexico. Mario does research in Ecology, Biodiversty and Sexual Behaviour in dung beetles. Their current project is 'Dung Removal Rates in Grasslands around the World.'
Additional affiliations
February 2014 - February 2014
University of Alicante
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Máster en Biodiversidad del CIBIO. Curso 2010-2011. Profesor Titular Invitado del curso: Proceso evolutivo y conservación de especies.
October 2013 - October 2013
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Programa de Pos Graduación en Ecología. Profesor Titular en el del curso ECO 410013 Tópicos Especiais em Ecologia: Análisis da Biodiversidade, del 29 al 31 de octubre de 2013.

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Publications (389)
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Understanding how human‐modified landscapes affect the phylogenetic composition and assembly mechanisms of biological communities is critical for effectively managing and restoring tropical ecosystems. We evaluated how forest coverage loss, fragmentation, and landscape heterogeneity affect the phylogenetic diversity of dung beetles and their assemb...
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Background We used Illumina paired-end sequencing to isolate and characterize microsatellites of Canthon cyanellus, a Neotropical roller dung beetle, encompassing several lineages within its distribution range. Methods and results We examined C. cyanellus specimens collected at eight different localities in Mexico (two or three specimens per local...
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The occurrence of cyanobacterial blooms has increased globally over the last decades, with the combined effect of climate change and eutrophication as its main drivers. The seasonal dynamic of cyanobacterial blooms is a well-known phenomenon in lakes and reservoirs in temperate zones. Nevertheless, in the tropics, most studies have been performed i...
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We evaluated how the taxonomic and functional diversity of dung beetles responds to landscape fragmentation in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve (LTBR). We sampled dung beetle assemblages in 15 landscapes (spatial windows) representing a gradient of forest cover loss and evaluated the degree of forest fragmentation in each landscape. The percentage of...
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Background We used Illumina paired-end-sequencing to isolate and characterize microsatellites of Canthon cyanellus, a Neotropical roller dung beetle encompassing several lineages within its distribution range. Methods and Results We examined C. cyanellus specimens collected at eight different localities in Mexico (two or three specimens per localit...
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The Onthophagus brevifrons species complex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini) consists of the five species: Onthophagus cavernicollis Howden and Cartwright, Onthophagus subtropicus Howden and Cartwright, Onthophagus brevifrons Horn, Onthophagus cuevensis Howden and Onthophagus moroni Zunino and Halffter, all of which are strictl...
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Ecosystem services relies on several insects that provide fundamental functions. Despite the quality of these ecosystem services depends on insect diversity, abundance and biomass, little is known about the effects that individual body condition has over such services. One prediction is that starving or sick animals may provide a reduced service. D...
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We analysed the genetic divergence and morphology of the aedeagus (i.e. phallobase and parameres) in Canthon cyanellus at different geographical levels. The results from both approaches were compared with the current taxonomic assignment of the C. cyanellus complex, which includes three subspecies. We found a high variation in all the morphological...
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Background. Anthropized landscapes play a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, as they encompass about 90% of the remaining tropical forest. Effective conservation strategies require a deep understanding of how anthropic disturbances determine diversity patterns across these landscapes. Here, we evaluated how attributes and assembly mechanis...
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We analyzed the composition of species and evaluated the efficiency in the removal of cow dung by dung beetles (Scarabaeinae) in 2 livestock areas of northern Veracruz (Tamiahua and Tlacolula) with different landscape during the rainy and dry seasons. Tamiahua, with grasslands without tree vegetation, only with isolated trees, and Tlacolula, with t...
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Studies addressing the temporal changes of ecological communities within fragmented forests transformed into natural protected areas are urgently needed. The creation of the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve (LTBR) in 1998 stopped the deforestation process of the northernmost tropical rainforest of the Neotropical region, allowing the analysis of the l...
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1. Urbanization causes important losses in biodiversity and ecosystem services carried out by animals. In order to test if these negative effects are preceded by unhealthy individuals in urban populations, we evaluated the urbanization effects on the abundance and physical condition of the dung beetle Dichotomius guaribensis, an endemic species to...
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We analysed the genetic divergence and morphology of the aedeagus (i.e. phallobase and parameres) in Canthon cyanellus at different geographical levels. The results from both approaches were compared with the current taxonomic assignment of the C. cyanellus complex, which includes three subspecies. We found a high variation in all the morphological...
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Studies involving Heteroptera biodiversity and ecology are incipient in tropical ecosystems and have mainly focused on taxonomy. We evaluated the relationship between Heteroptera diversity and habitat type, elevation, forest fragment size and periods of the year in the northernmost limit of Neotropical rainforest, Los Tuxtlas. We sampled Heteropter...
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Background: The understanding of the processes that govern community assembly during ecological succession helps determine the ecological attributes in restoration and monitoring programmes. Aims: The aim of this long-term study of primary succession was to analyse changes in species richness, diversity, taxonomic distinctness and functional types...
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The maintenance of forest fragments within urban landscapes is essential for human well-being, as the loss of biodiversity may result in a reduction of ecological services in cities. Conserving diverse functional groups within urban landscapes is essential, since it is directly related with the resilience of such ecosystems. Through the use of indi...
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Male dung beetles compete to obtain food and females, and early resource recognition and appropriation increase the probability of mating. The outcome of such encounters is expected to be defined by self‐ and the opponent’s health condition. In this study, we analyzed the effect of body condition and immune defense on the contest dynamics between m...
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Context The effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity involve a series of mechanisms and processes that cannot be studied in isolation, mainly because human-modified landscapes are spatially heterogeneous. Despite the recent evidence on how habitat quality and landscape structure may regulate species composition and community struct...
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The avermectins, milbemycins and spinosyns are part of macrocyclic lactones (ML) group, endectocides that are obtained by fermentation of different species of soil microorganisms. MLs are widely used in veterinary medicine and agriculture because of their potent activity against nematodes and arthropods. However, these compounds, when disposed in t...
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Environmental disturbance generates changes in local abiotic and biotic conditions, which affect the physiological condition of the organisms. However, most of the studies dealing with environmental disturbance have focused only on species diversity, and often ignore the species' health to evaluate habitat quality. Recently, through tools that eval...
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The taxonomic diversity (TD) of tropical flora and fauna tends to increase during secondary succession. This increase may be accompanied by changes in functional diversity (FD), although the relationship between TD and FD is not well understood. To explore this relationship , we examined the correlations between the TD and FD of ants and forest age...
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Fights among females are frequent, although less attention has been placed on them than on male fights. They arise when females compete for food, oviposition, mates, brooding sites, or access to resources which increase offspring survival. It has been shown that the outcome of female fights may be less predictable by asymmetries in resource holding...
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R script polytomous logistic regression to evaluate the effect of independent variables on fight outcome. (R)
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R script logistic regression on odds ratio between splitting started by owner and intruder. (R)
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Canthon cyanellus is a roller dung beetle with a wide distribution range in the tropical forests of the New World. In Mexico, it inhabits the Pacific and the Gulf coasts, the Yucatan Peninsula and the south mainly in the State of Chiapas. This species shows a wide geographical variation in cuticle color, which has been used as defining trait for su...
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This study analyzes the effect of stream water quality and its relationship with habitat characteristics on larval Odonata assemblages in streams found in tropical montane cloud forests, pastures, and coffee plantations in the upper La Antigua River watershed. The main factors that influenced larval Odonata assemblages in forest streams were low te...
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In 140 specimens of five carangid species were captured in Playa Las Barrancas and El Cabezo Reef, Veracruz Reef System National Park, Veracruz State, Southern Gulf of Mexico:Caranx crysos (n=51), Caranx hippos (n=18), Chloroscombrus chrysurus (n=28), Oligoplites saurus (n=24) and Trachinotus carolinus (n=19), a total of 44 helminth species were re...
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In a tropical locality of Río La Antigua, Veracruz, Mexico, 11 fish species, represented by 244 individual fish from six freshwater fish families living sympatrically and synchronically, were examined for helminth parasites. A total of 36 taxa of helminths were recorded, 24 autogenic and 12 allogenic forms, including 6 monogeneans, 14 trematodes, 1...